Film Events

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 7:00pm
Hawthorne Library

Join us for showings of award winning documentary films on a variety of topics!

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 7:00pm
Central Library, Meeting Room 302

Please join Madison Public Library, GSAFE, and Fair Wisconsin for a screening of the documentary Free Cece!, a film by Jacqueline Gares, who will join us after the film for a Q&A via Skype.

"Free Cece!" confronts the culture of violence surrounding trans women of color. It is told through the voices of actress and LGBT advocate Laverne Cox and Cece McDonald, a transgender prison-reform activist from Minnesota.

This event is sponsored by GSAFE, Fair Wisconsin, and...

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 6:30pm
Pinney Library

A profile of an ancient city and its unique people, seen through the eyes of the most mysterious and beloved animal humans have ever known, the Cat.(2017|79mins|Turkey)
IMDb entry:

"Whatever the city’s official attitude toward its many felines, Istanbulites’ dedication and love appear unflagging. Kedi eloquently taps into the mutual...

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 7:00pm
Hawthorne Library

A group of 30 young men and women go on a bus tour to Nanaki Village, a shadowy village with an urban legend of being a utopia. Many seek either to start a new life or escape the troubles of their old one. Upon arrival, they discover the village has no inhabitants, with small signs of life that are slowly deteriorating. The truth of Nanaki Village has yet to be discovered.

The Hawthorne Anime Club was created to give people a place to gather, watch, and talk about Japanese...

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 6:30pm
Central Library, Meeting Room 302

(Dir.: Alfonso Caurón) No children. No future. No hope. In the year 2027, eighteen years since the last baby was born, disillusioned Theo (Clive Owen) becomes an unlikely champion of the human race when he is asked by his former lover (Julianne Moore) to escort a young pregnant woman out of the country as quickly as possible. In a thrilling race against time, Theo will risk everything to deliver the miracle the whole world has been waiting for.

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 6:30pm
Alicia Ashman Library

Aiman is a 28-year-old Malay correctional officer who is recently transferred to the territory's top prison. He lives with his older sister Suhaila in a modest housing estate. At his new workplace, Aiman begins to take an interest in a 65-year-old sergeant named Rahim. Soon, it is revealed that the charismatic Rahim is actually the long-serving chief executioner of the prison. Rahim also takes notice of the principled and diligent Aiman. When Rahim's assistant suddenly quits, he asks...

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 7:00pm
Hawthorne Library

Based on Philip Roth's late novel, Indignation tiakes place in 1951, as Marcus Messner, a brilliant working class Jewish boy from Newward, New Jersey, travels on scholarship to to a small conservative college in Ohio, thus exempting him from being drafted into the Korean War. But once there, Marcus's growing infatuation with his beautiful classmate, Olivia Hutton (Sarah Gadon), and his clashes with the college's imposing dean, Hawes Caudwell (Tracy Letts) put his and his family's...

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 5:30pm
Lakeview Library

From director Makoto Shinkai, comes a beautiful masterpiece about time, the thread of fate, and the hearts of two young souls. The day the stars fell, two lives changed forever. High schoolers Mitsusha and Taki are complete strangers living separate lives. But one night, they suddenly switch places. They build a connection by leaving notes and messages but long for a chance to finally meet. Is the string of fate between Mitsusha and Taki strong enough to bring them together, or...

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 7:00pm
Hawthorne Library

The girl works hard, but can't seem to find what she's looking for. The cat stays at home, and helps her when he can. This is the story of a girl on the edge of adulthood, and of the cat who's been with her all along the way. Together they live in a home that feels strangely empty now, as the days pass by and time moves slowly on.

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 6:30pm
Central Library, Meeting Room 302

Samantha Caine, suburban homemaker, is the ideal mom to her 8 year old daughter Caitlin. She lives in Honesdale, PA, has a job teaching school and makes the best Rice Krispie treats in town. But when she receives a bump on her head, she begins to remember small parts of her previous life as a lethal, top-secret agent.